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My mission is to find fulfilling and profitable work using my knowledge and my analytical, organizational, and teaching skills in task-oriented assignments to serve others in understanding complex systems by serving as a guide, liaison, or consultant while developing their future self-sufficiency.  I wish to do this for the betterment of my community and myself.  I plan to be a lifetime learner always seeking knowledge and information.  I will do this with a sense of responsibility and personal integrity.

Work experience

Jun 2008Mar 2011

Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - HRPP

Provided support services for medical review board such as:

  • Proofread and clarified inconsistencies in applications and supporting documents
  • Created and distributed correspondence to researchers and personnel
  • Advised of concerns noted during document review
  • Edited consent forms for participant understandability
  • Acted as a contact between Board members and investigators
  • Gathered and assembled completed application packages

Assisted researchers in the application process

Maintained knowledge of applicable federal regulations

Scheduled review of application within 14 days of it being completed

Conducted meetings and documented discussion for minutes

Followed up on outstanding issues to closure

Provided education and training to the research community

Sep 2007Jun 2008

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Sarah Cannon Research Institute
  • Prepared applications and supporting documents for new studies for regulatory review and approval within strict timelines
  • Managed approximately 70 existing studies
  • Developed and maintained close, professional working relationships with personnel at 3 strategic sites, various CRO/Sponsor contacts, and IRB personnel
  • Maintained updated credentials on 10 labs and 40 investigators and study staff
  • Distributed safety updates for assigned studies
  • Maintained electronic regulatory files through a secure server
Jun 2004Sep 2007

Board Support Specialist I-III

Western Institutional Review Board

  • Advanced to learn all three phases of document review (pre-Board, during Board and post-Board) and processing
  • Prepared informed consent documents ensuring accuracy, understandability, and HIPAA compliance
  • Documented all communication with study sites and sponsors
  • Researched causes of production errors and suggested process improvements
  • Mentored staff



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